Bill-P
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Bill-P

Level 42 Mad Wizard, Male, 31, from San Jose, CA

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Okay, so... I legit can't put down HD650 + modded Zana Deux (OG). This amp must have been made by a wizard much madder than I am! Aug 12, 2020

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    1. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Okay, so... I legit can't put down HD650 + modded Zana Deux (OG). This amp must have been made by a wizard much madder than I am!
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      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Is that the special Zana Deux we all loved? The one you took away from us?

        Btw I call dibs if you ever want to sell it.
        Aug 12, 2020
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      3. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Yeah, @Melvillian it's that one. We both know how special this one is. I honestly don't know if I'll ever want to let it go!
        Aug 12, 2020
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Yeah it’s better than a stock ZDS. It just has this sweetness to it.
        Aug 12, 2020
    2. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Whew... kinda just finished moving and unpacking most of the stuffs for my new bedroom and office. Now I can get back to enjoying audio!
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      3. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Oh yeah, for sure. It took weeks to settle in... and I discovered my life isn't as "minimal" as I'd hoped. I still haven't set up and fired up a bunch of things... including the 3D printer to start the next phase of my pet project.
        Aug 5, 2020
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I hate moving. The payoff of the new place does not pay off until a month or so down the road. Enjoy!
        Aug 6, 2020
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      5. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Oh yeah, definitely! It's tiring as hell. The stacks of boxes are very demoralizing to look at... and Comcast is taking their sweet time with burying new cable so I'm stuck using cellular for work.
        Aug 6, 2020
    3. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Sunday. Paint day! Sorry @Hands! Work has been hammering me. Now I can get back to 3D printing. :)
      1. YMO
        YMO
        May 24, 2020
    4. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      My stay-at-home time distribution: 40% sleeping, 40% working, 10% eating & bathing, 8% Animal Crossing, 2%... my feeble mind going wild.
    5. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Achievement Unlocked: make a boring headphone!
    6. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Headphone-dom in 2020: rise of the measurement fascists
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        And death of quality
        Jan 18, 2020
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Topping all the things!
        Jan 18, 2020
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    7. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Plugged in GO2A SE, which has been dead for a while, and somehow, it came back on like it never died. No issue. Weird.
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I have a GO2A std that has been on at my desk at work every day for years now, and often on overnight too. No issues. I also have a SE that does less strenuous duty but did serve for many months as my primary device for monitors, also no issues. Maybe because they don't move around much so no impacts?
        Sep 9, 2019
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm not a programmer and am just riffing off an old joke I heard, but if I'm afforded any opportunity to display my poor humour, especially at the expense of a shady company, I'll happily bite :))

        And psh, I'm grateful for any instruction. Let's just say I owe you tea or otherwise if and when we get to hang out, haha.
        Sep 9, 2019
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        And I'm still waiting for anything better in this form factor. Looking at Hel for work when that lands, though, but that's a different deal altogether.
        Sep 9, 2019
    8. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      So... I got Modi 3. Probably just me but this is the cleanest sounding AKM DAC I have ever heard. Dang.
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        It's just you!
        May 27, 2019
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        India just elected a Modi. Same model as last time.
        May 27, 2019
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      4. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Yeah, maybe I'm just so happy to finally have a decent sounding DAC that only needs to have a single USB cable plugged in to operate (RCA non-withstanding). Reduces cluster on my desk. Not like I don't already have 10-20 other cables running all around... Plus my outlet is happier, too. Win win.
        May 27, 2019
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    9. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Visited the Drop "box" yesterday to see @CEE TEE and had some fun inventing "drop" jokes with him ("bass" Drop?).
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        * mic Drop *



        Sorry, that one was just sitting there, had to take it.
        May 2, 2019
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      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        did you use the bathroom and drop a deuce?
        May 2, 2019
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      5. imackler
        imackler
        Did he recover from his dropsy?
        May 2, 2019
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    10. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Back in the US now! Also being away was kinda enlightening. I find myself enjoying new music more than new gears.
      1. YMO, insidious meme, brencho and 5 others like this.
      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        That might be the being married/more grown up than the being away thing :)
        Apr 5, 2019
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      3. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        Listening to new music beats listening to new gear like listening to music beats listening to gear in general, are you still searching or are you just enjoying, this ties in well with what @zerodeefex wrote
        Apr 5, 2019
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    11. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Happy New Year, SBAF family! Sorry, lotsa things happened and I kinda fell off the radar for a bit. I will be here more often now. :)
      1. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        Welcome back :)
        Jan 2, 2019
      2. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Mate, good to hear from you..
        Jan 2, 2019
    12. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Getting married can be so tiresome. At times like these, good music through decent gears helps me calm down... Now the hobby makes sense!
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Great celebrations! Best wishes and happiness!
        Sep 4, 2018
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      3. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        I think Bill-p's siren song now is Yesterday...the Beatles :)
        Sep 4, 2018
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Congratulations! I wish you many happy years.
        Sep 5, 2018
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    13. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      I are alive, self-imposed ban over! (okay, just kidding, I just got caught up in family stuffs, but it's all cool now) Missed you guys!
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Hey get back to your corner who said your ban was over! Jk welcome back amigo.
        Jun 5, 2018
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        I'm up for a Bay Area meet.
        Jun 5, 2018
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      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I'm up for a Bay Area meet also, and have room for 3 passengers. :)
        Jun 5, 2018
    14. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Dekoni ear pads for HD6xx series... Very well-played, Dekoni and Massdrop! I'm impressed!
      1. 9suns, Cspirou, DigMe and 1 other person like this.
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Which pads? Most of what I've read about the Dekoni pads with the HD 6xx has been negative. Which kept me from buying pads.
        Jan 29, 2018
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah there were like 4 different choices so I'm also curious which ones you are referring to?
        Jan 29, 2018
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      4. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Jan 29, 2018
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    15. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      I'm back, folks. Looks like there's a lot of catching up to do.
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        welcome back! I dream of SBAF buying two of the same audio products, sending one to you and one to @Hands for a "Mod contest". see who shreds it fastest and bestest.
        Jan 23, 2018
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      4. Hands
        Hands
        I'll probably lose. Less time and interest these days to mod everything.
        Jan 23, 2018
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      5. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Thanks, guys! It's good to be back! And nah... no mod contest please. I've actually not modded too many things for the last half year!
        Jan 23, 2018
    16. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Back. Week was crazy. Forums even crazier. What happened?
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      2. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        I'm in Denver right now for a conference. Wish I had time to visit the CO hosers.
        Nov 3, 2017
      3. jexby
        jexby
        yes dudes, visit but give us advance notice so we can meet up.
        heck, ZD probably has never even seen denver- much less an authentic burrito diner downtown.
        move here and be subject to modding every headphone possible with @Hands and living amongst healthy people who educate up.
        Nov 3, 2017
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @jexby: burritos are total crap in Colorado. There's something weirdly fundamentally wrong with what's considered a good burrito here compared to California.
        Nov 3, 2017
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    17. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Finally... free time, checked up on forums, saw Schiit's Loki changed from a digital to analog component. What a trickster! What's next???
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    18. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Gonna bomb all threads with as much content as I can possibly muster. I think I should do that rather than complaining about noise level. :)
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      2. Dino
        Dino
        Bill-P HD580 mod guide - Great news!
        Aug 17, 2017
      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Heard so much about the modded 580 and always wondered why there was no guide for it. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to find a 580
        Aug 17, 2017
      4. Dino
        Dino
        @Melvillian - I haven't been looking lately but Ebay was a good place when I was. (Just took a look, a bit more expensive than it used to be but still not bad, IMO. And it changes all of the time.)
        Aug 17, 2017
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    19. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Hi there. I'd love to hear some impressions about how your new Code-X compares to some of the other offerings you've heard over the years. I'll soon have a Code-X of my own, and I'd love to read more about them from someone with ears as well-tuned as yours seem to be.
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      2. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Hi. I'm a bit biased when it comes to Code-X, since it's pretty much my perfect reference when it comes to response (down to measurement), so there's that.

        But the expectation is basically a more (much more) sensitive 4-screw HE-6 with slightly smoother transient and everything else somewhat the same, even down to tonality.
        Aug 14, 2017
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I'm assuming you're referring to a modded 4-screw HE-6 and not a stock one? I always felt my modded HE-6 was light on sub-bass even out of my speaker amps, and I'm hoping my Code-X will improve in this area, as well as be rid of that 9-10k peak that the 6 has.
        Aug 16, 2017
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      4. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Yeah. I have heard ohhgourami's modded HE-6, and that's what I was referring to. If you are hearing the HE-6 as being light on sub bass, then I suspect you might want to try a different amp. It's not just power that you're looking for. Code-X is indeed a lot better with regards to amping requirements.
        Aug 17, 2017
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    20. Bill-P
      Bill-P
      Wow, this site is growing so fast. Current online members: 135, guests: 334. I remember the day when I was like the only one online!
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      3. jowls
        jowls
        Bittersweet...
        Aug 11, 2017
      4. barelyincollege
        barelyincollege
        Super Big Audio Friends.
        Aug 11, 2017
      5. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Luckily with @Marvey posting his evil overlord manifesto, there haven't been a donkey-cartload of posts despite the number of visitors. Barring the Cavalli Massdrop thread, which I might have to unwatch so I stop effing getting emails about it.
        Aug 11, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 7, 1989 (Age: 31)
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Occupation:
    Full-time Vagabond
    Gear List:
    Head:
    Campfire Audio Andromeda
    EMU x Massdrop PurpleHeart
    HiFiMAN HE-5
    Koss Porta Pro
    Noble x Massdrop IEM X
    Sennheiser HD580

    Not-on-head:
    Fostex HP-V1
    Light Harmonic Geek Out 2 Aluminum Infinity
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Schiit Wyrd